He aha te mea nui o tenei ao
Maku e ki atu
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
What is the greatest thing of this world?
And I will reply
It is people, it is people, it is people
Supporting Families In Mental Illness
We support families and whanau to provide the best
possible quality of life and recovery to their loved one who has a
mental illness and to their own self care.
We do this by free support, education and information for family and whanau. Mutual support, the sharing of experiences and
gaining strength & skills to cope better through participation in support groups. Promoting the rights and needs of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
“Thank you. I feel a great sense of relief having some professional support and I can see I am in good hands. I am impressed with how seamlessly you integrate listening, reflecting and empathy with a practical, solution focused approach. I felt totally validated and can clearly see the behaviours I need to change. Now the easy part - doing it lol. Practise, practise, practise!!” ~ Mother who has a 22 year old daughter with Bi-Polar.
"SFMI Auckland has provided a great help and support to our family,
which not only helped our relationship between me and my husband but
also guided and suggested us for how to deal with some serious issues
with my son’s illness and how to encourage him to do better...Now my son
has recovered well and he has just passed the examination of his Summer
School study at University." ~ from a family member.